AAA Issues Halloween Safety Tips for Motorists and Trick or Treaters

MADISON, Wisc., (October 26, 2017) - Halloween is an exciting time of year for many young people, but it also holds its share of hidden dangers, particularly around roadways.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Halloween is consistently one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that children are four times more likely to be struck by a motor vehicle on Halloween than any other day of the year.

“Safety is a responsibility we all share,” said Nick Jarmusz, director of public affairs for AAA - The Auto Club Group.  “A safe Halloween means making yourself visible and exercising caution – both for motorists and pedestrians.”

To help make this a safe Halloween, AAA offers these tips:

Motorists

 
Parents

 
Trick-or-Treaters

 
Parents can pick up free trick-or-treat bags for their kids at any AAA Wisconsin branch office.  For a list of locations, please visit www.AAA.com.

For additional tips to keep Halloween safe, visit http://exchange.aaa.com/safety/child-safety/halloween-safety
 
About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America.  ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.4 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana.  ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 57.7 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.